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Overall rating
77.63/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Barcode
5010496001806
Added on
04 May 2015 3:29 pm by JSW
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 7.11

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.63 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  When I am on the road in Scotland I usually do some retasting of standard whisky releases using miniature bottles.   This miniature has the bottling code L132474 309.

    The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows fast thick legs and late tears.  The nose offers some OBF (aceton) - I did not expect this in such a 12 year old whisky.  Did they add some older casks to this batch?  Some sherry and heather-honey aromas too, the best nose of all younger Auchentoshan I can remember.  It arrives very smooth and gentle in the mouth with no hot moments but it is nicely coating - another hint of some older casks?  The taste is honey-sweet with some chocolate and mandarins flavours, again really nice.  And the finish is of medium length without any bitter or drying notes.

    I have never been a fan of Auchentoshan so far as the triple distillation removes too many flavours and aromas in my opinion - but this one is really nice and easy-to-sip.  Maybe I should try a newer batch of this 12 year old to verify this good impression and I selected WB id 75534 for this.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Creamy, light citrus and mandarin notes
    • Taste
      Mandarins with decent spice and fruit
    • Finish
      Medium long with oak, dry

      Nice entry-level whisky - fruity and dry

  3. Макс scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/auchentoshan-12-yo-ob-2013/

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      63 63

  6. Astrid scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Here I lack a little inspiration, the overall impression appears diffuse and indecisive. This whisky should not be left in the air too long.
    • Nose
      full vinous sweetness, vanilla with a little bit of bourbon, soft creme brulee and caramel, many hazelnuts and interspersed Brazil nuts, toasted white oak and a hint of citrus, a short note of semi-solid blossom honey and apple, subtle sherry and orange syrup, cereals and straw, minimal smoke and some salty impressions, also an artificial perfumed Mandarinennote found, removed marzipan
    • Taste
      light, soft, sweet, slightly bitter, oak, clove and cinnamon with a profound spiciness, caramel, apples, creamy, some sherry and raisins, subtle vanilla and malt, citrus
    • Finish
      short to medium-long finish, thyme and bay leaf, grapefruit, hazelnuts and walnuts, grassy with hints of sulfur, coffee, vanilla, some ginger, orange and caramel, towards the end white oak and dryness

  7. Bosi scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Also this Auchentoshan fulfills exactly what he promises: fresh, light with an interesting sweetness. The right dram to get started in the evening or for dessert. However, one should not expect too much complexity.
    • Nose
      An interesting bouquet of raisins, vanilla and apricot pair with the sweetness of marzipan.
    • Taste
      The taste is a bit flatter compared to the nose. Again, I find raisins, vanilla, but also butter toffee and barley. Overall, the whisky tastes very clear, certainly a consequence of the triple distillation.
    • Finish
      The finish is fresh and light.

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